Six machines, set up for inspecting the lids of food containers filled with milk-derived products, were tested and successfully launched at the production unit in Central Africa. A multinational company operating in the dairy sector, with factories throughout the world, has chosen Sacmi inspection technology for its production unit in Central Africa. The six machines supplied are Sacmi’s new ULYSSE “all-in-one” vision systems, which differ from previous systems in that the electrical control panel and wiring are incorporated into the image acquisition units.
The heart of the solution, capable of detailed inspection of the insides of metal lids (including the curling, sealing compound and panel) is the exclusive patented Chrometriq-100 illuminator. This uses a mix of RGB light to capture three images simultaneously with different lighting, providing a combination of speed and accuracy to inspection operations.
Already installed and tested successfully, the solutions are used for the inspection of metal lids on three-piece metal food cans, intended to contain a series of milk-derived products (condensed, evaporated and powdered milk). This is a step in the direction of total quality control for the African production unit manufacturing both the cans and the lids.
The supply to this dairy primary international company, that for the first time has chosen the Sacmi inspection and quality control systems, confirms the validity of the vision technology, developed by the Group’s Automation and Inspection Systems Division, already a reference point for a wide range of applications in the field of packaging, from the quality control of capsules and lids to that of containers, labels and preforms.